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Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Dhamma,
Sukhi Hotu! Kindly find the following Dhamma talk schedules for Bro Jeff Oliver’s tour to Malaysia. Kindly help to share with all friends, family members and anyone that may benefit from these sessions.
Date: 15th Nov 2011 (Tuesday)
Some photos and livecast link to the recently concluded WACANA 2011 proceedings:
This is a summary of a workshop discussion on Buddhism and Health that was conducted at the WACANA 2011 in Nalanda Buddhist Society yesterday. The emphasis for this year’s WACANA is on familiarising ourselves with the Buddha Words, ie. the suttas in particular and the tipitaka in general.
1. Definition of Health
Health is defined as physical and mental wellbeing since a human being is made up of a physical body (rupa) and mind (nama). Mind here includes emotional health.
2. Buddhists’ Attitude towards Health
In the Dhammapada v. 204 as well as in Sukkhavagga (Dhp XV), it is said that “health is the greatest gift and contentment is the greatest wealth”. Health is therefore of primary importance for a Buddhist as a healthy body is the ideal vehicle to support our cultivation of the mind. Thus, physical health should not be neglected.
In the Magandiya Sutta (MN75), the Buddha pointed out that “even though I may be afflicted in body, my mind will be unafflicted”. This shows that it is possible to attain and have equanimity in our mind despite the presence of physical pain. In other words, physical pain may be unavoidable but mental suffering is optional, depending on how well we have cultivated our mind.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, the Annual General Meeting of Sungai Long Buddhist Society will be held at 7-2, Jalan SL 1/3, Bandar Sungai Long, 43000 Kajang, Selangor on Sunday March 27, 2011 at 11.30 A.M. for the following purposes:
1. To approve the minutes of the previous Annual General meeting